April 12th, 2011
04:37 PM ET
Mathew Knowles says in an interview with BlackEnterprise.com that the decision to leave his gig as daughter Beyonce’s manager was not only an amicable one, but strategic.
“The transition started way before the official announcement,” Knowles revealed. “If you’re strategic, which we are, you don’t make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago.”
When the day arrived to reveal the news that the father and daughter’s business relationship had reached an end, Knowles said in a statement, "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."
Of course, Knowles added to Black Enterprise, “At the end of the day, I’m Beyonce’s father first and her manager second. Remember, this is 20 years I’ve been doing this. She’s almost 30 years old, and if she says, ‘I want to run my business,’ I think she’s smart enough that she will get the right team."
And if she does still want his managerial advice, “she knows she can call me anytime. It takes a lot of hours and a lot of staff to run the business of Beyonce,” Knowles laughed.
Knowles’ Music World Entertainment does still manage Destiny’s Child, however, and the exec said he can see the female supergroup eventually putting out a little something for their fans.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if one day...Destiny’s Child goes on tour," Knowles said (which would definitely delight the fans that are waiting for a reunion). Or, perhaps, Knowles mused, “puts out a commemorative box set that includes everything about them that their lifelong fans want.”
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